Three Ingredient Shortbread Cookie

Now that my son is two (almost 2.5), it is time that I introduce him to baking. This has been the part of motherhood I have been waiting for.  I really want to spend time in the kitchen with my son.  This is the first time for me cooking with him but he did really well and followed instructions.   He was also really happy to be able to eat cookies.

This recipe is really easy for toddlers since you just need three ingredients.  Before starting, I set up all of the ingredients for him. I portioned out the flour, sugar and butter.

I began by creaming the butter. He had fun turning the mixer on and watching it spin.

Then I had him to play with some of the ingredients and showed him some of the cooking tools (measuring spoon, and spatula)

He then added the sugar to the mixing bowl.

He helped me cream the butter and sugar together.

The next part was the flour. It was quite messy since he turned on the mixer and the flour went every where.  Rookie mistake.

When the dough was done, I let him have a break so that I could clean up the mess and set up the next part.

I portioned out the cookies with a cookie scoop and poured some sprinkles and chocolate chips into small bowls. When Cayden is older I will get him to scoop out the cookie dough.

This was the fun part.  I got him to flatten out cookies using a spoon and then decorate it with some sprinkles and chocolate chips.

I even tried making dinosaur footprints using on of his toys.  I would say this was the least successful since he squished the cookie to bits by stomping all over them.

I then baked the cookies for about 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees.

My son enjoyed making them a lot and he enjoyed eating them too. I hope you can try this recipe with your tiny human.

Three Ingredient Cookie

  • 1 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (I would reduce this a little next time)
  • 2 cups flour
  • optional: sprinkles, chocolate chips or other decorations

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Cream butter and sugar together.  Then slowly add the flour.  Use a cookie scoop to portion the cookies on a baking sheet.  Flatten the cookie with a spoon, your fingers or a fork.  Decorate to your liking. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.


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